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Latest information from Chechnya – detentions continue

Since ILGA-Europe’s previous update, the Russian LGBT Network has continued its fact-finding mission on the alarming arbitrary detention, torture and killing of (perceived) gay men in Chechnya.
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Saudi Arabia: Investigate Transgender Woman’s Death

Saudi Arabia should investigate the death of a Pakistani transgender woman at a Riyadh police station following a raid on an event space in late February 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should also immediately release five Pakistanis who remain in detention if they are held only on suspicion of committing morality related “offences.”
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New information – the situation in Chechnya as it stands

The violence directed at (perceived) gay and bisexual men was carried out with the direct involvement of local authorities, this pressure extended outside the borders of the Chechen Republic, and it led over 100 people to seek assistance from LGBTI organisations.
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European Parliament condemns detention, torture and killings gay men in Chechnya

Last weekend, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article revealing that over 100 people in Chechenya have been detained on suspicion for being gay, and suffered torture and humiliation. At least three men were killed.
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Global Outrage Over Public Caning of Gay Men Spurs Sly Rethink

The authorities in Aceh – Indonesia’s only province that implements full Sharia (Islamic law) – clearly feel stung by the international outcry they generated when police publicly flogged two gay men in May. Their solution, it appears, is to put an end to public floggings.
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Jelena are afraid for her life, after breaking the news about the hunt of...

Jelena Milasjina (39) revealed the authorities hunts on gays in Chechnya. Now she is forced to live in hiding, but she doubts that it helps.
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Russia: Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya

Police in Chechnya rounded up, beat, and humiliated dozens of gay or bisexual men in an apparent effort to purge them from Chechen society, Human Rights Watch confirmed in a new report today.
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Pastor rapes 13-year-old-boy to cure homosexuality

A pentecostal pastor with the Jesus Miracle Ministries, Awka, Anambra State in Nigeria (names withheld) is on the run after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy.
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Chechen Leader Denies Anti-Gay Purge in Putin Meeting

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin met yesterday with the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
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Authorities continue to ignore human rights abuses in Chechnya

This evening, ILGA-Europe have received an update on the disturbing situation in Chechnya from their partners working in the region.
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Simon became Svea – transgender book for children!

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TLDEF Applauds Oklahoma Jury’s Verdict in Favour of Wrongfully Fired English Professor

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund applauds an Oklahoma jury’s verdict today in favour of an English professor who was fired from from her teaching job on the basis of her sex.
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